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On Friday, One Direction released "Drag Me Down," their first single as a foursome following the departure of band member Zayn Malik, how himself last week signed a deal with RCA Records. So what does Malik think of the tune?

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Well, if you were hoping for some level of cattiness or shade, sorry to disappoint. "Proud of my boys," Malik tweeted over the weekend. "The new single is sick. Big love." And he even finished the tweet with a smiley face emoticon and a "kiss." Way to play it cool, Zayn.

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Anyway, if you were thinking there might be some epic feuding going on, it's best to remember that Simon Cowell still manages everyone involved and controls every aspect of their careers, so not so much — unless sales slump, I'm assuming.

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